Riverview Correctional Facility:Fatherhood Program: A Parenting Class for Men

Agency and Placement Location: 1110 Tibbitts Drive, Ogdensburg, NY, 13669 (20 miles from campus)

Transportation:University Van Reserved, this means that CBL has automatically reserved a SLU vehicle for students’ use. However, it does not mean that CBL is providing a driver. As such, students MUST complete SLU's Driver Certification training in order to utilize this transportation.

Mission: Provide incarcerated individuals an opportunity to explore the many topics of parenting and strengthen the parent-child relationship.

Projects: Students will be monitored by a facility teacher. It will be the students' primary responsibility to implement a (ready-made) five-chapter handbook and facilitate weekly discussions. Some objectives of the handbook include: defining the role of a dad/father, sharing ways to stay connected while incarcerated, and discussing a plan for reuniting with children. 

***Students choosing this site need to be self-directed and comfortable serving in the role as a "teacher". No First Year students for this placement.

Agency Requirements:

  • Volunteer Application
  • Fingerprints
  • Background Check
  • PPD Test